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Creative Leadership in Learning

An innovative Opera House program that embeds creativity into schools

Creative Leadership in Learning brings the artistic resources and creative processes of the Sydney Opera House into school eco-systems by increasing creativity, communication, collaboration and curiosity in teaching and learning.

What is Creative Leadership in Learning?

“Creative Leadership in Learning has revolutionised teaching and learning at Casula High School...the potential benefits to the teachers and students are limitless.​”

Andrew Walsh, Teacher, Casula High School

The CLIL Program

The Creative Leadership in Learning program takes schools on a three year journey of discovery, growth and learning.

This flexible program has two main streams of activity:

  1. Immersive professional learning for teachers and Principals
  2. Collaborative art projects between students and Sydney Opera House artists that are developed in the classroom or online, with the opportunity to stage these projects at the Opera House. 

All of the artists are practicing creatives, theatre makers and artistic directors with backgrounds in education and creative learning.

After three years schools will:

  • Have up to 60% of teachers participate in immersive training programs exploring creative learning practices
  • Be experienced at integrating Sydney Opera House programs into their creative learning practices
  • Have attended numerous performances and events at the Sydney Opera House
  • Perform in Amplified Festival at the Sydney Opera House – the annual showcase of work from participating schools 

“This is a program you can use to activate whole school change and make creativity the focus of what you do​”

Michael Saxon, Principal, Liverpool Boys High School

Amplified Festival

Amplified is the two-day festival when schools present their major projects from the Creative Leadership in Learning Program. Watch and celebrate how teaching creativity turns up the volume on learning, amplifying the connection between education and art.

Amplified Festival 2019

The performances, foyer activation, and film you are about to watch are the result of two terms of work between Sydney Opera House artists, a class of students and their teachers.

Each school group attended a performance at the Sydney Opera House and used it as the stimulus to create the original work you are about to watch. Each of these works also explores relevant curriculum subjects.

“I will never forget this experience and the profoundly positive impact it had upon my students.​”

Katrina Faros, Teacher, Chipping Norton Public School

Stream, Read, Listen

Discover more about previous Creative Leadership in Learning experiences...

Meet the team

Tamara Harrison
Frank Newman
Alice Osborne
Curly Fernandez
Kate Murphy headshot
Luke Escombe
Sarah Vyne-Vassallo
Sophie Kelly

Get in touch

To find out more about Creative Leadership in Learning for your school, please contact us:


Phone: +61 2 9250 7770

Fax: +61 02 9241 4276

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